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  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,990

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Who would have thought I would LOVE a hockey book?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I absolutely loved A Man Called Ove. So when I saw a new book out by Fredrik Backman I bought it without even reading the description. When I took the time to look it over I lost a big chunk of my enthusiasm and put it to the back of my listening que. Big Mistake. Huge. This is so much more than a hockey book about a hockey town - although there is pleeeeenty of hockey in it. What really sucked me in though was the beautiful characters, fully developed and so real feeling. By the time I got halfway through the book I was in love with each and every one of them, flaws and all. This book is about the culture (and I don't mean which countries we're from) we raise our children in and how that shapes their lives and expectations. It does not excuse the bad behavior associated with that, but does a wonderful job of shedding light on the reasons behind those choices and behind the choices of those who choose to ignore or condone. I highly recommend this book to everyone everywhere!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,796
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,532

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Couldn't stop listening!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I loved so much about this book! A) I couldn't stop listening. I actually wanted to clean my room just for an excuse to keep my headphones in. B) The social commentary is fantastic, so applicable the world we live in. And C) I just loved all of the characters, sure a little backstory on Sorrento, but he sucks anyway so I think I'm ok with it. And finally D) allllllllll that 80's trivia! I wasn't a gamer myself, but almost wish I had been. Regardless, all the movie, tv show, & book references were so much fun to explore.

Definitely worth a listen!

  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,392

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Classic Which Will Endure

  • By HMW on 01-09-15

Held up to all my expectations! A fantastic sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-15

Great character development, fast moving interesting plot and enough wrenches thrown into well laid plans to leave me walking around the block a few extra times just to find out what happened next. I'm only just sad I'll have to wait so long for the 3rd book!

  • Sacrificed

  • The Ignited Series, Book 2
  • By: Desni Dantone
  • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Kris Young is no normal 17-year-old. She's the worst thing to come along since the black plague, and she will do anything to alter the destiny she was made for. Failure is not an option. And if the shadows of evil overcome her... Only one person can stop her. When she meets Micah, she doesn't expect him to save her life, or to offer his help. They were born enemies after all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read this book, don't listen to it!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-06-18

Light but fun and fast paced

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-14

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

This is definitely written for teens, it's a YA book - so that shouldn't surprise anyone. Some are more geared towards adults as well though, and this wasn't one of those. Once I was able to get past the overly dramatic love story though - I enjoyed the book, and there were enough of those tantalizing cliff hangers that I definitely want to know what happens next.

What about Lisa Larsen’s performance did you like?

Lisa's crisp clean read helped me lose myself in the story, easily distinguishable characters and a pace set to keep me on the edge of my seat. She's got the perfect voice for the main character, enough fresh voiced innocence to fit with the life she'd led before discovering what she was, but with an increasing edge as the story moves forward and her character develops.